Originally Posted by Jerseydave
Water in the cylinders could be from an open carb.....or the boat filling with rain water if the owner left the plug in. Didn't you say the trans had water in it? I would think the engine got water in it the same way.
You may want to check the cost of a complete long block instead of all the machine shop work plus internal engine parts (pistons, cam, etc.)
Wouldnt that mean the water was like 3 feet deep inside the boat? Makes me sad thinking that is possible. I didnt see a water line or anything like that on the interior, but maybe its there. I'll look at that once the motor is apart completely.